I grew up in the fifties, with a mother whose expectations for me didn’t go beyond wanting me to be a good girl. She urged me to get a college degree in. Wifey by Judy Blume – book cover, description, publication history. Judy Blume’s novel Wifey is not her usual fare. Obviously as an adult fiction book it is automatically set apart from how we all knew her in our.

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That was pretty great. View all 43 comments. At the very least this book made me happy to be alive and married in not I read this book, for the first time, when it blmue out in the late 70s. But it was chocolate cake, not, like, Norman being creepy. Refresh and try again. Views Read Edit View history.

Here, though, there is the illusion of safety.

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What do you remember from your first read? As for me, I found this to be a colossal waste of time. Sometimes she just carries these sexual fantasies through to their conclusions in her head, sometimes the real life encounters that she falls into are less than fantastical.

I mean, this is a courageous book for any woman writer of her era, but for her as a writer of fiction for children?

Sandy is discontent, to say the blmue. But most of all, I hate how this book was handled. While there are moments of cultural commentary, it is a not a serious novel. I hate that Sandy is stupid, that she betrayed her sister, that she can’t figure out a healthy way out of her life, that she can’t find a hobby, that she lives in fear and is a victim while knowingly hurts her husband.


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It was hard to relate to the time period and their upper-middle class world. Even though she hates that she’s called emotionally immature in her own story, she s indeed, emotionally immature. I finished this book this afternoon and disappointed to say the least. Is it just because everyone was a swinger then? I don’t like it. I came across it recently, on a table for a dollar and picked it up, with nothing but fond memories.

Trivia I learned from books, Vol. To me, Blume got the inner life of this cowardly woman, Sandy, all wrong. I found that the plot was boring, but I think that is the point.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I quite liked this book; as a young, unemployed I remember my Mom telling me that I couldn’t read this book which was so tantalizing perched on a high shelf in our living room until I was wiffey, and now I see why!

According to the introduction by Blume the main character dumps the husband and goes on an adventure The sexual situations are silly and the characters are underwritten. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

It’s especially blum when Norman speaks.

Did it change my life? At its best, this book has the atmosphere of Romeo and Juliet – some morons trying to work out their feelings, while the world crumbles around them. Is the man on the motorcycle ever identified?


We aren’t a chapter into this wiffey and I’m just certain that what we’ll find that what Sandy really needs is an emotional connection, and that we’ll wade through a story – perhaps a lurid story, I’m never really afraid of those – of someone who may or may not find what they’re looking for. But by the mid seventies all the rules had changed.

Wifey is the anti-romance. Other than aitch-ee-double hockeysticks, I can only describe this book as a bulme that would create wiffy Romance reader. It’s like an explicit version of something that would happen to Marge Simpson! But being that it was such an important book in my childhood, I’ll bump it up to three. These may result juvy childhood trauma or abuse, oppression by family members or society in general on the basis of gender, appearance, reputation, etc, or experiences of violence, grief, or betrayal.

If this were a romance, Sandy would come to grips with her unhappiness, the shallowness of her existence, and falseness of her mother’s and peer group’s expectations.